Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for July 16, 2002

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

Nando Times: Security Experts Say Hackers Targeting Energy Industry 15-Jul-02 14:30:58 ET

Story Highlights:“Power and energy companies are fast becoming a primary target of computer hackers who have managed to penetrate energy control networks as well as administrative systems, according to government cyber-terrorism officials and private security experts…”

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“Experts suspect that the glare of adverse publicity has drawn the attention of not just joyriding hackers, but also corporate saboteurs and terrorists…”

Full Story on Nando Times

CNN: New E-Mail Virus Found in Japan 15-Jul-02 13:01:30 ET

Story Highlights:“Japanese software makers said Monday they have detected two strains of a new computer virus that attacks files and disables antivirus software…”

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“The computer bugs use the sender’s address and appear on a recipient’s e-mail log with the subject header “Re: Your password!” Opening the message activates the virus…”

Full Story on CNN

ZDNet: Microsoft Stresses Security for Exchange 15-Jul-02 19:01:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft is hatching plans for a new Exchange Server e-mail system, with improved security, a facelift for Outlook, and better better support for cell phones…”

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“The new version of Exchange, code-named Titanium, will be more secure because the company will, by default, disable certain messaging features to prevent hackers or virus makers from taking advantage of openings…”

Full Story on ZDNet

The Register: Gweeds Gets Killed 16-Jul-02 04:04:47 ET

Story Highlights:“My recent item entitled ‘Security industry’s hacker-pimping slammed’ has generated damn few page hits but a vast flood of e-mail…”

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“What I reported, essentially, is that my boy Gweeds stood up at H2K2 this past weekend and excoriated the security establishment for selling out ‘old-fashioned’ (possibly fictional) hacker ethics for a quick buck…”

Full Story on The Register

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